Committee Letter of Evaluation
The HPO Committee Letter of Evaluation is designed to describe and evaluate the overall aspects of an applicant’s preparation and readiness for Medical, Dental, or Veterinary School.
To be eligible for a committee letter an applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours (equivalent to two and a half semesters) at UTSA
- Earned a minimum 3.25 GPA for both the cumulative Overall* and cumulative Science** GPAs.
- Have met with a HPO advisor for an individual pre-application appointment
- Have taken their required Entrance Exam and received a minimum score of:
- MCAT score of 500
- DAT score 19 or
- GRE score of 152, VR/ 150, QR /3, AW (for vet applicants)
If you do not meet these requirements, then the HPO can only collect and manage your other LORs as described below.
*Cumulative GPA means all grades earned included in GPA, including dual credit, transfer credit or any coursework repeated.
**Science GPA means any coursework completed from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math.
Note: Those requesting a committee letter must allow the HPO to collect and manage all of your other supporting letters of evaluation to submit as a committee letter packet.
The deadline for submission for a Committee Letter was April 10th.
Applicants may still request the Health Professions Office collect their letters of recommendation for a HP Letter Packet. Please email an Health Profession Advisor for more information.
Upon request, the HPO may manage the collection of all Letters of Evaluation for students to be used in support of their application to medical, dental, or veterinary school. This letter collection packet is submitted to the respective application service(s) once all letters have been received.
To utilize this service, applicants must meet these guidelines:
- Have completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours at UTSA
Personal Statement Feedback
A personal statement should tell a story that reflects your motivations for, preparation for, and commitment to your health profession of choice. UHPO advisors can read and provide feedback on personal statements. We strongly recommend that students visit The Writing Center at UTSA (210-458-5363) for feedback on writing style.
The HPO can offer advice as students prepare for interviews.